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Jim DeFede (right) and Florida Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera  (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: Lt. Gov. Carlos Lopez-Cantera

Carlos Lopez-Cantera was a state representative for eight years before he was elected to be Miami-Dade’s property appraiser. Then, a little more than two months ago Governor Rick Scott tapped him to be lieutenant governor, replacing Jennifer Carroll who resigned. Lopez-Cantera has been working to bridge the divide between the legislature and the governor’s office and he is expected to be a key figure on the campaign trail, especially when it comes to courting Hispanic voters, as Scott tries to win a second term. Lopez-Cantera sits down for an extensive one-on-one with Jim.

CBS4–04/14/2014

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Rand Slams Bush Over Immigration “Act Of Love” Remarks

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has drawn the ire of some of his fellow Republicans when he described illegal immigration in an interview as an “act of love” by people trying to provide for their families.

04/13/2014

WOODBURY, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 24: Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks during a Long Island Association luncheon with LIA President and CEO Kevin S. Law at the Crest Hollow Country Club on February 24, 2014 in Woodbury, New York. Bush is widely seen as a possible presidential contender in 2016. (Photo by Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Immigration Comments Highlight Republican Party Challenges

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush set off a fury this week that served as a reminder of how difficult immigration issues remain for his possible presidential ambitions and the Republican Party.

04/10/2014

Immigration

Locals Rally For Deportation Relief

Locals gathered in Homestead Saturday, rallying for deportation relief.

04/05/2014

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“Dreamers” Impact On Rick Scott Re-Election Bid

In a brutal GOP primary four years ago, now-Gov. Rick Scott blistered opponent Bill McCollum in a television ad highlighting McCollum’s opposition to an Arizona-style immigration law.

03/31/2014

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Pelosi Talks Immigration Reform At FIU

House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi joined Miami Congressman Joe Garcia Friday to talk about immigration reform.

03/21/2014

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Undocumented Immigrants Denied Law Licenses

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Florida Bar can’t admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

A man carries goods past a quake-scarred house in Port-au-Prince on January 11, 2013. Three years after Haiti was devastated by a massive earthquake, hundreds of thousands of homeless people are still at risk from crime, disease and the elements in crowded makeshift camps. The 2010 disaster triggered a global outpouring of sympathetic rhetoric and pledges of aid for the already impoverished Caribbean nation, but residents and aid agencies complain that rebuilding and re-development has been too slow. Around 358,000 people are still living rough in scores of camps scattered around the capital Port-au-Prince and surrounding districts, exposed to a crime wave, a cholera outbreak and -- from time to time -- hurricanes. AFP PHOTO Thony BELIZAIRE (Photo by: THONY BELIZAIRE/AFP/Getty Images)

Government Extends Residency To Haitian Earthquake Victims

Some people displaced by the 2010 earthquake in Haiti have been extended residency and employment benefits by the U.S. government.

03/03/2014

Jim DeFede_Mayra Guadalupe Rubio Limon_Joe Garcia (Source: CBS4)

Facing South Florida: State of the Union

Jim sits down with Congressman Joe Garcia who provides reaction and analysis to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. They are joined on the set by a young woman, one of the so-called “dreamers”, who came here from Mexico as a baby, and who attened the President’s address in Washington.

CBS4–02/03/2014

Clearpath Inc. wants to be the "Turbo Tax" of the immigration process.  (Source: clearpathimmigration.com)

Online Firm Seeks To Be “TurboTax” Of Immigration Process

South Florida native Felice Gorordo is taking the lead of an online firm which wants to become the “TurboTax” of the immigration process.

01/26/2014

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